Nurse's Notes

Donna Garrett, RN
MNES School Nurse 

nurse


Welcome Back to School

Students must have a signed consent for all medications to be given at
school. Prescription medications must have a physician’s signature.
Forms are located under the Nurse’s Note on the left hand side of the
screen, you may also pick one up at the school. Medications need to be
brought to school by an adult in the original bottle. Never send
medication on the bus this includes cough drops. All care plans must
be updated yearly. If you child has a medical concern please call me at
297-4411.

CareDox Parent Information


 CareDox - If you have not enrolled your child in CareDox please go to activation@caredox.com. You will only have to update your child’s records once they are enrolled. You will receive emails from the nurse when your child visits the clinic. 


Health Screenings
Virginia requires that students in Head Start, Pre-K, and
Kindergarten have their vision, hearing, weight, height and
speech/language screened. 3rd grade will have vision, hearing, weight
and height screened. 5th grade will have vision, hearing, weight, height
and scoliosis screening. Screenings will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017.


When should I keep my child home….?

  • Fever more than 100, your child should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducers.

  • Productive cough with fever.

  • Severe and persistent earache.

  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow.

  • Red eyes with yellow drainage and matted eyelashes.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.


Classroom Celebrations
Always check with the teacher to see if there are any food allergies in the class, before you bring food into the classroom. Remember that food allergies are serious and can be life threatening. Treats can be non-food items such as pencils, markers, stickers, etc.
Also consider any food or non-food item that could be a choking hazard.  Food items that are brought into the class should be healthy.  See the Healthy Food Snack list.

Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.

Communication:  If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me by phone @ 540-297-4411 or by e-mail dgarrett@bedford.k12.va.us 

 

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